Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball

in partnership with MLB.com

  • Jedd Gyorko goes 3-for-4 in win
    Jedd Gyorko finished 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gyorko's surprising 30-homer season last year came with just a .243 average. This year, though, he's at .331 over 136 at-bats. There's no way he keeps that up, but he probably will make another run at 30 homers now that he's a regular. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @LAD
     
  • Solarte goes 2-for-4 with three RBI vs Mets
    Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead his club to a 6-5 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: His third-inning single to left drove in the game's first run. He laced a two-run double to right center field in the fifth inning. He also drew a walk in the contest. Solarte had a hot April but has hit the skids in May. Overall he has a .241 batting average with three home runs and 24 RBI in 166 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Pirates' Frazier homers, reaches six times
    Adam Frazier went 2-for-2 with a homer and four walks as the Pirates beat the Braves 12-5 in 10 innings Wednesday.

    Advice: That sure is a nice game. Frazier joins J.D. Martinez as the only players this year with a homer and four walks in a game (Martinez actually had two homers in his). George Springer was the lone player to do it last year. Frazier is now batting .370 in his 92 at-bats. He doesn't have the home run or steal ability to be a major asset in mixed leagues, but he seems poised to remain a fine leadoff man for the Pirates. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Flores goes 2-for-4 with three RBI vs Padres
    Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: He stroked a base-loaded double to plate three runs in the third inning, then came around to score on a Curtis Granderson single. He also worked a walk in the ballgame. The 25-year-old Flores now has a .307 batting average with three home runs and 14 RBI in 91 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Turner steals two bases against the Mariners
    Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: He reached base on an error in the first inning, stole second and came around to score the first of four Nationals' runs in the frame. He added an RBI single in the second inning and once again stole second but was left stranded that time. Turner has not hit as well this season as he did as a rookie but his speed has not diminished. He has a .242 batting average with four homers, 26 runs scored, 22 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 35 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,CF
    9:05 am vs Sea
     
  • Cano goes 3-for-4 with an RBI vs Nationals
    Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: He plated Kyle Seager with an RBI single in the first inning but that ended up being the only run his team would tally all night. Cano was playing in his second game since spending two weeks on the disabled list with a right quad strain. He has a .303 batting average with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 159 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:01 pm
  • Kolten Wong (elbow) returns to lineup
    Kolten Wong (elbow) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Wong was forced out of action on Saturday due to mild discomfort in his left elbow. After sitting out several games to start the week, he will be back at second second base and is hitting eighth in Wednesday's contest. Mike Leake will take the ball for the Cards in this one, to be opposed by Rich Hill. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 pm
  • Jed Lowrie doubles twice in four-hit showing
    Jed Lowrie went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Lowrie did a nice job giving the A's bullpen a little bit of insurance, bumping his crew to a 3-1 advantage with an RBI double in the fifth inning and increasing it to 4-1 with his RBI single in the seventh. He has been wielding a sizzling bat of late, having picked up 13 hits in his last 25 at-bats. In that space, he has doubled four times, homered twice and driven in six runs. He is slashing .300/.368/.488 with six homers and 15 RBI for the season as a whole. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • Kendrick (oblique) will need four games
    Howie Kendrick (oblique) will play in a minimum of four games during his minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: Kendrick will be moving around from left field, third base and first base during his assignment, which is set to begin on Wednesday. He could be activated next week if he does not experience any setbacks. The veteran has not played since April 15 due to a strained oblique muscle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    10-Day DL
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • Brad Miller (abdomen) starts up running
    Brad Miller (abdomen) has started running as he continues his rehab.

    Advice: Miller took part in light infield practice on Tuesday. While he won't be ready to rejoin the team when eligible on May 26, he is clearly beginning to feel better. He could potentially return to the Rays some time late next week. He was placed on the disabled list with a lower abdominal strain on May 16. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:24 pm
    10-Day DL
    10:10 am vs LAA
     
  • Schoop slugs sixth home run Wednesday
    Jonathan Schoop hit his sixth home run of the season Wednesday in the Orioles' loss to the Twins.

    Advice: It was a solo shot off Jose Berrios in the bottom of the third inning. Schoop finished 1-for-4 in the game and is now batting .269/.324/.462 for the year. He's on pace for 22 homers and 68 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Javy Baez at leadoff for CHC on Wednesday
    Javier Baez is batting leadoff for the Cubs on Wednesday night against the Giants.

    Advice: A nice reward for his hot May. Baez has slashed .318/.338/.636 with six home runs, 16 RBI, two stolen bases, and 13 runs scored in 19 games since the calendar flipped from April. Ben Zobrist is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday against Giants lefty Matt Moore, as is Willson Contreras. Miguel Montero will catch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:09 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    11:20 am vs SF
     
  • Howie Kendrick (oblique) set for rehab games
    Howie Kendrick (oblique) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Kendrick received clearance to play in minor league games after taking outdoor batting practice on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. He's been out since April 15, so the Phillies will probably have him stay at Triple-A through the weekend to get properly tuned up. Kendrick was batting .333/.395/.487 over his first 43 plate appearances this season with the Phils. The versatile veteran should get something close to everyday playing time when he returns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 am
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    10-Day DL
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • Logan Forsythe atones in 13th inning
    Logan Forsythe (foot) posted a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the 13th inning in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Forsythe was hitless in four at-bats with a walk and four strikeouts before providing the heroics in extras. It was his first game since April 18 due to a fracture in his right big toe. Forsythe will continue to fill in at the hot corner until Justin Turner (hamstring) is ready to return, then he'll move back to his usual spot at second base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:04 am
  • Jed Lowrie comes across to score three times
    Jed Lowrie finished 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's against Miami.

    Advice: Lowrie has hit safely in five consecutive games, posting nine hits over 21 at-bats (.429) with six runs scored, two doubles, two hits and four RBI. He is slashing .283/.355/.464 as he continues to trend upward again after slumping hard in mid-May. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:15 am
  • Dee Gordon posts three hits in Tuesday's win
    Dee Gordon finished 3-for-6 with a triple, a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 11-9 win in Oakland.

    Advice: Gordon has been a streaky hitter this season, and lately he is riding an impressive wave. He has four consecutive multi-hit games, collecting nine hits across 18 at-bats over the past four outings. He has raised his average from .245 to .271 just since May 18 as a result of the hot run. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:54 pm
  • Jonathan Villar steals three bases Tuesday
    Jonathan Villar had a two-RBI single and stole three bases in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Villar singled in two runs and stole two bases in the fifth inning and then stole another base after walking in the seventh. He's hitting just .220/.289/.345, but Villar is tied for fourth in baseball with his 12 steals and he's also swatted five home runs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:58 pm
    Player Note
    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm vs Ari
     
  • Jose Ramirez goes 0-for-4 against Reds
    Jose Ramirez's dreadful May continued Tuesday, as he went 0-for-4 against the Reds.

    Advice: Ramirez is just 13-for-67 with no homers this month after hitting .330 with six homers in April. Consider it a correction; he entered tonight with the same .825 OPS that he finished last year with. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:57 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,OF
    3:10 pm vs Cin
     
  • Ryan Schimpf hits 11th homer
    Ryan Schimpf homered, walked and struck out against the Mets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Of course he did. After seemingly briefly losing the third-base gig to Cory Spangenberg, Schimpf seems to have the advantage there again now. It helps that Spangenberg has been pretty awful. Schimpf is hitting just .169, but he still has nearly 200 points of OPS on Spangenberg (.746 to .553). Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:37 pm
  • Whit Merrifield singles, homers Tuesday
    Whit Merrifield singled and hit a solo homer Tuesday versus the Yankees.

    Advice: Merrified had one of four longballs that the Royals hit in the seventh and eighth innings, with his coming off of Jonathan Holder. It was his fifth homer already over just 105 at-bats, and he's now riding a modest nine-game hitting streak. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:18 pm
  • Taylor Motter goes 0-for-3 in loss
    Taylor Motter went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is hitting .208 in 53 at-bats this month.

    Advice: Motter only played tonight because Danny Valencia was scratched. He was one of April's most pleasant surprises, but the hits haven't been falling in of late. He still has the power and speed to be interesting if he gets another chance to play regularly, but he's not a mixed-league guy right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:47 pm
    Player Note
    Taylor Motter Sea - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    9:05 am @Was
     
  • Brian Dozier belts solo home run vs. O's
    Brian Dozier smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Dozier smashed a line-drive longball over the left field wall off of Dylan Bundy with two outs in the seventh. It was one of just six hits and two runs on the night for the Twins, but that was enough for Ervin Santana. Dozier has six dingers on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:44 pm
  • Chris Taylor could see starts in outfield
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Chris Taylor could soon see starts in the outfield.

    Advice: Logan Forsythe (toe) just returned from the disabled list, crowding the situations at second and third base. Roberts wants to continue finding regular starts for Taylor, who's slashing .333/.446/.583 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 29 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:36 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs StL
     
  • Wong (elbow) out of Cardinals lineup Tuesday
    Kolten Wong (elbow) remains out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Wong remains day-to-day with mild discomfort in his left elbow. He was probably going to sit anyway with the Dodgers throwing left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Jedd Gyorko is starting at second base and batting cleanup. Jhonny Peralta is at third base and batting sixth. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:07 pm
  • Kendrick (oblique) nearing rehab assignment
    Howie Kendrick (oblique) could begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.

    Advice: Kendrick took outdoor batting practice Tuesday for the first time since straining an oblique muscle in mid-April. He still has some boxes to check before the Phillies can map out an exact timetable for his return to the active roster. Aaron Altherr has run away with the Phillies' starting left field job over the last month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:16 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    10-Day DL
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • LAD activate 2B/3B Logan Forsythe from DL
    Dodgers activated 2B/3B Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Forsythe will return as the Dodgers' fill-in third baseman on Tuesday night against the Cardinals with Justin Turner nursing a Grade 1 hamstring strain. He'll also bat leadoff. Chris Taylor and Chase Utley will continue to platoon at second base. Forsythe was batting .295/.407/.341 in 54 plate appearances with Los Angeles before landing on the disabled list April 19 with a fracture in his right big toe. He should be activated immediately in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:07 pm
  • Drew (hamstring) reports to extended spring
    Stephen Drew (hamstring) has reported to extended spring training and could soon begin playing in games.

    Advice: Drew has made very slow progress from a strained right hamstring, though manager Dusty Baker assured reporters last week that there has not been a significant setback. Drew could be ready for activation sometime next week if all goes well for him in West Palm Beach. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:46 pm
    Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    10-Day DL
    9:05 am vs Sea
     
  • Marco Hernandez to have shoulder surgery
    Marco Hernandez is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left shoulder Friday.

    Advice: And the subsequent rehab will take several months, likely stretching into the offseason. Hernandez injured his left shoulder during a May 3 game against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:32 pm
    Player Note
    Marco Hernández Bos - 2B,3B,SS
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Brad Miller (abdomen) won't be ready Friday
    Brad Miller (abdomen) won't be ready for activation when first eligible on May 26.

    Advice: Miller took infield practice on Tuesday, but it was a relatively light workout and he still hasn't been cleared to run. Out since May 16 because of a lower abdominal strain, he'll aim to return to the the Rays' active roster sometime next week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:28 pm
    10-Day DL
    10:10 am vs LAA
     
  • Brad Miller (abdomen) took grounders Tues.
    Brad Miller (abdomen) took grounders Tuesday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

    Advice: And he told reporters afterward that his lower abdomen now feels fine. Miller expects to return from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible on May 26. That would be this Friday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:46 pm
    10-Day DL
    10:10 am vs LAA
     
  • Cano (quad) activated from disabled list
    Mariners activated 2B Robinson Cano from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Cano is a welcome sight for the Mariners, who have lost three in a row. The veteran second baseman has been out since May 10 with a right quad strain. He returns to a .296/.362/.533 batting line with eight homers and 28 RBI over 34 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:07 pm
  • Padres recall Asuaje from Triple-A
    Padres recalled INF/OF Carlos Asuaje from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: This confirms a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Acquired as part of the Craig Kimbrel trade, Asuaje was batting .222/.335/.319 with one homer and 20 RBI over 39 games this season with Triple-A El Paso. He'll function in a utility role. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:18 am
  • Baez not in Tuesday's lineup vs. Giants
    Javier Baez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Giants.

    Advice: Baez went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer on Monday, but he'll take a seat on Monday against right-hander Jhonny Cueto. Ben Zobrist will make the start at second base and bat leadoff while Kyle Schwarber will return to left field and bat second. Ian Happ is starting in center field and will bat fifth. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:10 am
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    11:20 am vs SF
     
  • Descalso slugs three-run homer in victory
    Daniel Descalso hit a three-run homer in the Diamondbacks' win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Descalso opened the game's scoring with his three-run blast off White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez in the bottom of the fourth inning. He also drew a walk in the victory but is still batting just .194/.333/.388 over 37 games this year. The utilityman carries no fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:21 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Descalso Ari - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm @Mil
     
  • Baez goes 3-for-4 with two-run HR in loss
    Javier Baez finished 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Cubs' loss to the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Ben Zobrist was the only other Cubs batter to register multiple hits in this one. Baez struck his two-run shot off Giants starter Ty Blach in the bottom of the eighth, but the Cubs entered that inning trailing 6-0 and would ultimately fall 6-4. Baez is batting .264/.301/.496 with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 38 games this season for the defending World Series champions. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:24 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    11:20 am vs SF
     
  • Padres calling up Carlos Asuaje
    The Padres are calling up infielder-outfielder Carlos Asuaje, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

    Advice: The Padres haven't confirmed. Asuaje, a product of the Craig Kimbrel trade, appeared in seven games with the Padres last season and was batting .222/.335/.319 with one homer and 20 RBI over 39 games this season with Triple-A El Paso. The 25-year-old has mostly played second base in the minors, but he also has experience between third base and left field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:10 am
  • Ryan Schimpf connects for solo home run
    Ryan Schimpf went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Schimpf socked a solo homer off Zack Godley to lead off the fifth inning. The dinger was his 10th of the season. Despite respectable enough counting stats (the 10 homers, 20 RBI), the 29-year-old third baseman is hitting just .165/.303/.417 this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:14 pm
  • Dee Gordon notches double in loss to Dodgers
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The double was Gordon's sixth of the season. He also picked up a single, but struck out in his other two at-bats. The speedy second baseman has now turned in multi-hit performances in each of his last three games, but is hitting just .263/.319/.322 overall. While he does have 13 steals, at this juncture, base thefts are just about all he has going for him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:22 pm
  • Jonathan Villar doubles in loss to Cubs
    Jonathan Villar went 3-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Villar managed his seventh double of the season against Jake Arrieta, but the Brewers' offense was largely stymied until the ninth inning, when they scored five runs. That late flurry could not prevent the 13-6 defeat. Even with his three hits on Sunday, Villar is still hitting just .220 through 44 games played and has struck out a whopping 55 times across 173 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:02 pm
    Player Note
    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm vs Ari
     
  • Dozier comes up with RBI single against KC
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Royals

    Advice: Jake Junis blanked the Twins through the first four innings before Dozier finally broke the spell with an RBI single as part of a two-run fifth inning. The veteran second baseman has yet to go on anything resembling a power tear and is working to an uninspiring .236/.333/.386 triple-slash with five homers and 14 RBI across 35 games played. We would advise fantasy owners to continue to exercise patience -- Dozier has a history of going through icy cold spells, but has hit at least 20 home runs in each of the last three seasons, including a career-best 42 in 2016. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:40 pm
  • Kolten Wong (elbow) sitting out Sunday
    Kolten Wong (elbow) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Wong tweaked his left (non-throwing) elbow on a swing Saturday. He's day-to-day. Greg Garcia is filling in at second base. The Cards are also giving Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty days off, as Jhonny Peralta is at third base and Tommy Pham and Randal Grichuk are occupying the corner outfield spots. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:13 am
  • Yangervis Solarte's slide continues
    Yangervis Solarte finished hitless in four at-bats in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Solarte has had an awful time since flipping the calendar from April to May, collecting just eight hits over 64 at-bats (.125) with three extra-base hits and five RBI across 18 games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:54 am
  • Jedd Gyorko records multi-hit game
    Jedd Gyorko finished 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and two strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Gyorko has been red hot in the month of May, hitting safely in six straight and 13 of his past 14 outings. After hitting .333 in the month of April he is doing even better in May. The former standout at West Virginia University is hitting .328 with three homers and 10 RBI through 16 games in May. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:21 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @LAD
     
  • Turner goes 2-for-4 with an RBI vs Braves Sat
    Trea Turner went 2-for-4 and drove in a run in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: He laced a single to right field to score pitcher Max Scherzer in the fifth inning. Turner is a rich source of RBI for a lead-off batter, especially considering he spent two weeks on the disabled list in April. He has a .243 batting average with four homers, 23 runs scored, 20 RBI and nine stolen bases through 32 games. He had a .342 batting average with 13 homers and 33 steals in 73 games as a rookie last year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:39 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,CF
    9:05 am vs Sea
     
  • Lowrie goes 3-for-5 with a home run on Sat.
    Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: The homer came off reliever Noe Ramirez in the sixth inning. It was one of four longballs on the day for the Athletics against Red Sox pitching. Lowrie is wielding a surprisingly potent bat this season, batting .278/.350/.456 with six homers, 25 runs scored and 12 RBI through 42 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:24 pm
  • Kolten Wong leaves with left elbow discomfort
    Kolten Wong left Saturday's game against the Giants with left elbow discomfort.

    Advice: Greg Garcia replaced Wong at second base to begin the fourth inning. Wong lined out to left field in his only at-bat of the night. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:03 pm
  • Frazier goes 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run
    Adam Frazier went 3-for-5 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in a win over the Phillies on Saturday.

    Advice: He stroked a single to left in the sixth inning that plated two runners. The stolen base was his first of the season. Frazier has a .358 batting average with one homer and 12 RBI in 87 plate appearances. He missed three weeks with a hamstring injury and stands to be the primary beneficiary of Starling Marte's 80-game PEDs suspension. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:28 pm
  • Ryan Schimpf getting the night off Saturday
    Ryan Schimpf is not in the Padres' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Schimpf is hitting a miserable .161 right now and could probably use a night off to clear his head. Cory Spangenberg will man the hot corner and bat seventh Saturday against D'Backs left-hander Robbie Ray. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:22 pm
  • Villar dropped to sixth in Brewers lineup
    Jonathan Villar has been dropped to sixth in the Brewers' lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: After a breakthrough 2016 season, regression has hit Villar in a big way this year. He's hitting just .207/.272/.331 and leads the National League with 55 strikeouts. On the plus side from a fantasy perspective, he has hit five homers and swiped eight bases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:20 am
    Player Note
    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm vs Ari
     
  • Chris Taylor hits fifth homer
    Chris Taylor went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double versus the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: The Dodgers haven't missed Logan Forsythe at all with Taylor sporting an OPS in the neighborhood of 1.000 for weeks now. The Dodgers will be able to keep playing him regularly until Justin Turner returns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:41 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs StL
     
  • Forsythe will handle third base upon return
    Dodgers' skipper Dave Roberts said Friday that Logan Forsythe will play at third base when he returns from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: With Justin Turner on the shelf for a few weeks, they'll roll with Forsythe at third and continue to platoon Chris Taylor and Chase Utley at second base. Forsythe has played in just 14 games for the Dodgers this season, slashing .295/.407/.341 with no homers and three RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:27 pm
  • Miller (abdomen) aims to return when eligible
    Brad Miller (abdomen) is hoping to be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible on May 26.

    Advice: There is no timetable for when Miller can resume baseball activities, however, so it's possible next Friday might be a tad aggressive for a timetable. The infielder was placed on the DL this week with a lower abdominal strain. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:38 pm
    10-Day DL
    10:10 am vs LAA
     
  • Adam Frazier not in Friday's lineup
    Adam Frazier is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Frazier drove in four runs Thursday but is on the bench a day later. Danny Ortiz is getting the first start of his career in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:43 am
  • Robinson Cano (quad) likely to return Tuesday
    Robinson Cano (quad) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, barring a setback.

    Advice: The Mariners finally relented and placed Cano on the disabled list earlier this week after he had already missed five games with a strained right quad. However, Cano has continued workouts, as he hit balls off a tee Thursday. He'll obviously need to test out the quad with some running, but things are looking good for him to be activated when first eligible next Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:17 am
  • Lowrie hits two-run homer, A's beat BOS
    Jed Lowrie went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Lowrie struck for a two-run shot against Hector Velazquez in the first inning, his fifth home run of the season. In addition to that quintet of dingers, he owns a .268/.345/.436 triple-slash and has driven in 11 runs across 40 games played. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:00 pm
  • Merrifield has two hits, RBI against Yanks
    Whit Merrifield went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

    Advice: Merrifield now has hits in seven of his last nine games, including multiple hits in four of the seven. He's raised his average from .193 to .244 in that span, with a pair of homers and five RBI. The 28-year-old has four homers, two steals and a .714 OPS in 25 games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:00 pm
  • Forsythe (foot) to return Sunday or Tuesday
    The Dodgers will activate Logan Forsythe (foot) from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Forsythe is nearing the end of his rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and is set to join the Dodgers early next week. Sunday might be pushing it, but Forsythe should be back Tuesday at the latest. Forsythe has missed the past month while battling toe and hamstring injuries. Chris Taylor and Chase Utley have split time at second base during his absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:17 pm
  • Javier Baez goes 3-for-3, hits grand slam
    Javier Baez went 3-for-3 with a grand slam, five RBI and a walk as the Cubs topped the Reds 9-5 on Thursday.

    Advice: Baez is just 3-for-14 with the bases loaded in his career, but all three of those hits have been slams. He upped his OPS from .694 to .758 in the victory. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:54 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    11:20 am vs SF
     
  • Adam Frazier drives in four as Bucs rout Nats
    Adam Frazier finished 3-for-5 with four RBI in the Pirates' 10-4 rout of the Nationals on Thursday.

    Advice: Frazier singled and scored in the first inning, hit a two-run double in the sixth inning, and added a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh. With a shiny .347/.395/.467 batting line in 21 games, the 25-year-old should continue to get regular starts for the Bucs. He hit leadoff on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:09 pm
  • Rays place Brad Miller (abdomen) on the DL
    Rays placed 2B Brad Miller on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a lower abdominal strain.

    Advice: Miller suffered the injury on Monday night and hasn't played since. He was off to a disappointing start at the plate this season, with a weak .205/.350/.318 batting line and only two home runs in 39 games. Miller slugged a career-high 30 home runs in 2016. Daniel Robertson has been filling in at second base for Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:34 pm
    10-Day DL
    10:10 am vs LAA
     
  • Villar getting day off Thursday vs. Padres
    Jonathan Villar is getting the day off Thursday versus the Padres.

    Advice: Eric Sogard will fill in at second base and bat leadoff against San Diego right-hander Jarred Cosart. It looks to be a routine day of rest for Villar, who has tallied five home runs, 21 RBI, eight stolen bases, and 20 runs scored in 41 games this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:53 am
    Player Note
    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm vs Ari
     
  • Drew hasn't had setbacks with hamstring
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Stephen Drew hasn't experienced any setbacks with his right hamstring.

    Advice: But the veteran infielder was supposed to begin a minor league rehab assignment a week ago and never did. Baker told reporters that Drew's hamstring strain is simply taking a while to heal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:18 am
    Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    10-Day DL
    9:05 am vs Sea
     
  • Forsythe (foot) goes 1-for-2 in rehab game
    Logan Forsythe (foot) finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in his second rehab game Wednesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

    Advice: Forsythe played second base for several innings in this one after serving as Rancho Cucamonga's designated hitter in his rehab debut on Tuesday night. Forsythe remains on track to return to the Dodgers' active roster sometime next week. He's been out since April 19 with a fractured right big toe and a tweaked hamstring. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:58 am
  • Gordon swipes 12th base in loss on Wed.
    Dee Gordon stole his 12th base of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Gordon reached on a forceout in the bottom of the fifth inning and swiped third base after making it to second on a balk. He officially went 0-for-3 at the plate in the afternoon loss to Houston, though the speedster also reached base on a hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the first. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:15 pm
  • Brad Miller (abdomen) sits again Wednesday
    Brad Miller (abdomen) remains out of the Rays' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Indians.

    Advice: Miller tweaked his lower abdomen on Monday night and was scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup after experiencing lingering discomfort during pregame drills. He's considered day-to-day for now. Daniel Robertson will start at second base and bat eighth Wednesday versus Cleveland right-hander Josh Tomlin. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:41 am
    10-Day DL
    10:10 am vs LAA
     
  • Forsythe (foot) goes 0-for-4 in rehab game
    Logan Forsythe (foot) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a rehab game Tuesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

    Advice: Forsythe served as the Quakes' designated hitter and will probably continue to DH for a couple more games before trying second base. He was initially placed on the disabled list April 19 with a fractured right big toe and then he suffered a tweaked hamstring on his first attempt at a minor league rehab assignment in early May. If he can avoid further setbacks, Forsythe should be ready to return to the Dodgers' active roster late next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:09 am
  • Chris Taylor socks solo home run vs. SFG
    Chris Taylor went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Taylor knotted up the score at 1-1 with his solo home run off Ty Blach in the sixth inning. The dinger was his fourth of the season and gave him 14 RBI. He is working to a crisp .329/.444/.557 triple-slash in 71 at-bats since being called up on April 19. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:13 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs StL
     
  • Mariners place Cano (quad) on the 10-day DL
    Mariners placed 2B Robinson Cano on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 13, with a strained right quad.

    Advice: The veteran second baseman had missed five straight games with the quad strain and apparently didn't show enough improvement leading into Tuesday night's matchup with the Athletics. Cano will aim to return from the DL when first eligible next week, with Taylor Motter continuing to fill in at second for Seattle. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:42 pm
  • Miller out after tweaking abdomen
    Brad Miller is out Tuesday after tweaking his lower abdomen during Monday's game.

    Advice: Miller was in the original starting lineup, but he was scratched after still feeling the issue during pre-game activities. The hope is that he'll be good to go Wednesday. Daniel Robertson will fill in at second base for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:12 pm
    10-Day DL
    10:10 am vs LAA
     
  • Brad Miller not in Tuesday's lineup
    Brad Miller was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

    Advice: No word on the reason for the change. Daniel Robertson will cover second base duties while Kevin Kiermaier will slide into the No. 2 spot. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:54 am
    10-Day DL
    10:10 am vs LAA
     
  • Ryan Schimpf fans four times
    Ryan Schimpf went 0-for-5 and struck out four times against the Brewers on Monday.

    Advice: With his homers and walks, Schimpf might just be a decent regular as a .200 hitter. Right now, though, he's at .154, which poses a problem. We'd prefer to see the Padres keep playing him, but they do have Cory Spangenberg up as an alternative. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:21 pm
  • Chris Taylor goes 3-for-4 in loss
    Chris Taylor went 3-for-4 with a double Monday against the Giants.

    Advice: Taylor's surge came to an end a week ago, and he had been 4-for-26 with no RBI and nine strikeouts in his previous six games. He's more likely to be a solid offensive utilityman than a quality regular going forward. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:59 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs StL
     
  • Wilmer Flores slugs pinch-hit homer in loss
    Wilmer Flores hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the Mets' loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Advice: Flores went deep off Diamondbacks reliever Silvino Bracho in the top of the ninth inning, but Arizona held on to win the game 7-3. Flores has three home runs and nine RBI in 23 games this season for New York. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:49 pm
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Robinson Cano (quad) expected back Tuesday
    Robinson Cano (quad) is expected back in the Mariners' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Cano was a late scratch from Monday's lineup, as he'll miss his fifth straight game with a strained right quad. However, he took grounders and a full round of batting practice pre-game and apparently felt pretty good. Taylor Motter is at second base again Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:25 pm
  • Robinson Cano (quad) scratched from lineup
    Robinson Cano (quad) was a late scratch from the Mariners' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He was in the initial lineup but apparently didn't feel well enough as he went through some final tests on his strained right quad. It will be the fifth game in a row that Cano has missed, although there have been no indications to this point that the disabled list is a possibility. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:55 pm
  • Robinson Cano (quad) back in lineup Monday
    Robinson Cano (quad) is back in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Cano sat out the previous four contests with a strained right quad, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go. He's at second base and batting third against Sean Manaea and the A's. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:49 pm
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.